Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Blocking Facebook Game Requests
A friend asked about this last night and I fell asleep before I could come up with a detailed answer. So consider this the detailed answer. I don't know how long it'll be good for because Facebook changes stuff all the time. But today (as in June 5, 2013) it'll work.
Go to your main newsfeed (sorry mobile users, this guide's for working on a computer) and look for the Apps section. It looks like this:
When your App Center opens look for this menu on the left:
This is where it gets fun. You'll get a list of games you've gotten requests for in little boxes. Here's a closeup of mine:
As you can see, names and pics have been blurred to protect the innocent (tee hee). In the first box is an untouched request. If you click the X next to Play Now you'll get the options in the second box. The X only hides the request though. You get two more options once the request is hidden. You want the first one, which in this case says Block Farm Heroes Saga. The second option allows you to ignore all requests from the person who initially sent it. It doesn't matter how many people sent you a request for that one game. You only get the option to ignore requests from the first person who sent it. Yeah, I don't get the logic in that either. Anyhoo, go ahead, use that Block option (make sure your press Confirm when you get the confirmation screen) and go live happy happy lives forever.